Northern Bushcraft

Chicken Of The Woods

  • fruiting body is up to 20 cm broad, shelf-like, rubbery, with bands of sulphur yellow and orange
  • older specimens are paler, brittle, chalk-like, and inedible.
  • flesh is white to yellow tinted, firm, softer at the edges.
  • underside is white to bright yellow, with tiny pores instead of gills.
  • has no stem.
  • grows in overlapping groups on logs, stumps, or from wounds of trees.
  • appears in spring, summer, and fall.
  • has a mild taste and odor; cook before eating.
  • tip: harvest the soft outer margin of the younger specimens to avoid bitterness.
  • warning: may cause allergic reactions in some people.
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